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  • Writer's pictureJoanna Lee

Mount Sherman + Gemini Peak + Mount Sheridan | Fourmile Creek Trailhead

Updated: May 12, 2023

August 24, 2022

Mount Sherman (13,043 feet), Gemini Peak (13,951 feet) & Mount Sheridan (13,748 feet)

6.95 miles; 2985 feet elevation gain

Total time: 4 hours 59 minutes


I started from Fourmile Creek TH at 6am, just as it was getting light. I was the second one on the trail, surprisingly! A solo day with just Nyx, we quickly climbed Sherman, for the third (me)/second (Nyx) time, reaching the summit in 1 hour and 45 minutes. I continued on to Gemini Peak. After leaving the summit of Sherman there is a trail for a bit that fades out as you head down to the saddle; but your objective is very clear. The only difficult part of this climb is the last push about 100 feet, it is a steep talus field to the summit. I made it here from Sherman in 30 minutes. The summit of Gemini has absolutely beautiful views for 360 degrees. I didn't see anyone else doing Gemini this day, which is my favorite kind of peak. I made my way back down to the saddle, back up Sherman and back down Sherman to the saddle between Sherman and Sheridan. I took a snack break on the saddle before climbing the 600 feet in 0.6 miles to the summit of Mount Sheridan. This is exhausting climb up a loose, rocky face. I reached the summit of Sheridan at 10:20am. The views from the top of Sheridan are some of my favorite views, I love looking at Horseshoe Mountain. Sheridan was another repeat for me but from a different approach, I think the harder approach! From Sheridan's summit I headed down towards the saddle between Sheridan and Peerless. From here I cut across the tundra & an old mining road which connects back to the main trail just before the trailhead at the old mine, a very fast descent (30 minutes). This route is different from the alltrails route but is visible on CalTopo and you really can't get lost.


Despite this route being the typical rocky mosquito range terrain that is rough on the feet, I loved it. All three peaks have stunning views and the route was challenging but fun!!



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